Ram raiders smash teleporter into Ancaster Co-op store in bid to steal cash machine
A ram raid on a village Co-op store took place in the early hours of this morning.
The raiders used a teleporter in a bid to steal the cash machine from the Co-op store in Ancaster.
The raid took place at about 12.30am this morning leaving a large hole in the corner of the store where the cash machine is located.
The raiders failed to take the machine which was left on the floor of the shop.
It is not yet known if they stolen any cash or items from the store which remains closed today.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: "Officers were called to the Co-op store in Ermine Street, Ancaster at 12.30am this morning. A digger had been driven into the store in an attempt to remove an ATM machine.
"This attempt failed and those involved fled the scene. A scene guard is in place at the store and we are investigating this incident."
This morning Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones said: "These criminal attacks are usually linked to organised crime groups.
"Aside from the devastation to the shop and loss of amenity to the community, the loss of that farm machinery will impact a local farm too. It could be weeks before it’s returned to owner (at their cost)."
Anbody who witnessed the incident and hasn't yet spoken to the police is asked to contact them in one of the following ways:
- By calling 101 quoting the reference 6 of 19 May 2021
- By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org - remember to put the reference 6 of 19 May 2021 in the subject box
- You can also contact them through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org
- If you’ve been the victim of crime, support is available, whether you have reported the crime to the police or not. Victim Lincs provide free, confidential advice and guidance, as well as access to specialist emotional support services. Visit victimlincs.co.uk or call 01522 947510, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.